Heavenly Blue’s Maiden Stakes Winner Rocks!

Double for Fourie and Greeff

Ascot Stud’s Gr1 winning sire Heavenly Blue marked his first stakes winner when his daughter Three Rocks, a member of his first crop, won the R150 000 Listed Lady’s Pendant run over 1200m at Fairview on Friday.

One of two Listed race winners on the day for her breeder Ascot Stud, trainer Alan Greeff, and jockey Richard Fourie, the three-year-old showed her class with a sparkling display.

Three Rocks (Richard Fourie) wins the listed feature (Pic -Pauline Herman)

Under a well-timed ride from Richard Fourie, Three Rocks (11-10) blasted home to pick up her first black-type win by a length in a time of 67,01 secs.

Her stablemate Esther (20-1) ran second, 1,25 lengths ahead of the 3-1 Golden Pacific.

Now a six-time winner from just nine starts, with stakes of R396 251, Three Rocks had finished third, beaten just over half a length, in the Gr2 wsb.co.za Southern Cross Stakes down at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth , two starts back.

Three Rocks, who is out of the Rock Of Gibraltar mare Rockie Bright, was a R100 000 buy from the 2022 August Two Year Old Sale.

The filly hails from the small first crop of her sire Heavenly Blue, which consists of just over 20 foals, and also including the useful performers Zinovi, No Apologies, and Spring In Heaven.

Winner of the Gr1 SA Classic, Heavenly Blue is one of 19 Gr1 winners for his sire Snitzel, four times Champion Sire in Australia.

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